The Lord’s Taverners Ireland is a charity for young people with additional needs.

The Lord's Taverners ireland charity

Our Mission

To give young people with additional needs a sporting chance. We believe that sport and recreation are essential to development. We are passionate about helping to create more opportunities for young people to take part in these activities.

Young people with additional needs are less than half as likely to take part in sport at least once a week than young people without a disability.

Our Impact

We help to achieve this mission by focusing on two key areas and donating – minibuses, specially adapted where necessary and sports and recreational equipment, including sports wheelchairs.

To date, we have donated:




Sports Wheelchairs and Sports Bikes


Supported Sport Clubs

Our Partnerships

Lord’s Taverners Ireland has maintained a great partnership with Cricket Leinster in recent years. As their preferred charity partner, we have also supported them through our collaborative work with the Table Cricket Programme.

Lord’s Taverners Ireland has also re-established its partnership with Cricket Ireland for the next three years, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the two organisations.

The Irish Wheelchair Association has also been a great support to Lord’s Taverners Ireland. Through them, the charity has been fortunate to identify and help many clubs and individuals across Ireland to acquire specialised minibuses and sporting equipment.

Throughout its history the Lord’s Taverners Ireland has also benefitted greatly from the advice and support provided by The Lord’s Taverners UK including the three directors nominated to serve on our Board, initially John Hooper and Leo Callow and most recently Tom Rodwell.


Taverners Tales Newsletter

Our 2023 Newsletter is now live! We are delighted to bring you all the great news stories from this year in a one fabulous newsletter. Be sure to take time to read through what we’ve been busy doing this year with thanks to your help and all the wonderful support and donations you have made. So pop the kettle, pull…
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RevUp 2022 funds are put to good use

Special Olympics Navan RevUp funds raised on the previous run not only funded the minibus for Kingdom Wheelblasters in Kerry and soccer powerchairs for two young men in Dublin but an amount was also set aside to purchase badly needed equipment for Special Olympics Navan. The club had very little training over the past two years because of pauses due…
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The Christmas Lunch Returns

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the annual Christmas lunch will take place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Thursday 15th December 2022 following two years of cancellations due to covid pandemic restrictions. Attendees will meet old friends, enjoy a splendid meal and have lots of laughs with entertaining speakers such as Oliver Callan while helping Lord’s…
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Over 15 years of giving!

It’s been over 20 years since the Irish branch of the Lord’s Taverners was set up in Ireland. Since then, the Lord’s Taverners Ireland has continued to raise thousands of Euro each year to help young people benefit from an involvement in sport and recreational activity.  As both a club and a charity, we strongly believe that you should have…
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Medal Winning Duo!

We were delighted to catch up recently with Angie Benhaffaf, mother of twins Hassan and Hussein, to congratulate her on their recent success at the Disabled Sports England Junior Championship in Coventry, winning a total of six medals including a gold for Ireland. Angie spoke of the poignancy of the date as it marked 13yrs since she had found out…
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Table Cricket – 2022 update

In June this year we saw the first ever inter-school Primary School Competition in Leinster for Table Cricket. We were extremely proud to get this off the ground as it was due to happen back in March 2020 when covid hit. For those that don’t know what table cricket is, it’s an adapted version of cricket, played on a table…
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Tickets to the Christmas Lunch are now on sale!

After a brilliant Christmas get together last December, we are delighted to announce that tickets to the annual Christmas lunch are now on sale. Taking place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Thursday 14th December 2023, Bryan Dobson will be our event’s compere, with the hugely popular satirist and impressionist Oliver Callan returning to entertain us. As always, you can be sure to have a great time meeting with friends, catching up over a delicious meal while sharing plenty of laughs so please don’t miss out and join us this festive season.

Our annual Christmas lunch remains our main fundraising event of the year so we do thank you for your continued support. Tickets are now on sale for €135 per person, with tables of 10 and 12 also available. 

Please visit our events page here for more details and booking forms. Alternatively, please contact Paula Cross on 087 9953397 or

If you can’t make the Christmas lunch but would like to make a donation, you can show your support by clicking here.

Guests enjoying our Christmas 2022 lunch